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    Re: MAQ's question

    What you are seeing is fairly typical with MAQs...the brood immediately below the location of the strips can be injured/killed by the initial concentration of the formic acid....sometimes adult bees...
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    Re: Nuc Box design

    Cleats work well for handling the boxes. We make the ones for our own use with a wedge style cleat whereas the boxes we make for others have our standard handhold in them unless people ask for the...
  3. Capital Bee Supply - Timely Topic Seminars now available online

    Capital Bee Supply's Timely Topics seminars are a series of monthly seminars, each 1 to 2 hours long, primarily for second year and beyond beekeepers who are looking to expand their beekeeping...
  4. Learn to Keep Bees - Capital Bee Supply's 2020 Wisconsin Class

    Ever thought about keeping bees? Like the idea of learning as you go throughout the season? Then this series of classes is right for you! We’ve divided up the content and set the schedule to provide...
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    Re: Bee Morgue for Observation Hives

    I think your right, a tray underneath is the way to go...something like a plastic drywall mud tub with flat tab handles on the end that run in slides. I think I'd rough up the inside of it a little...
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    Bee Morgue for Observation Hives

    Anyone have any clever setups for bee morgues for large observation hives? We setup a lower exit for our 12 frame observation hive so the bees could have an easier time exiting the building and...
  7. Re: Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    I might try making a new batch of syrup with the Anise extract in it. Originally I had taken some of our extra heavy syrup, cut it about 50% and added some HBH in it, but I dunno, they aren't...
  8. Re: Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    It seems that they are starting to settle down finally. When I set the hive up it had plenty of honey/nectar since we had been feeding them when they were in their langstroth hive outside and they...
  9. Re: Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    Thanks for the makes me feel a little better that it could take a bit for them to get used to the new space. I checked their temp today with an IR thermometer and basically they are 98.7...
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    November 2019 Seminars

    Capital Bee Supply at Columbus, WI will be offering/hosting two seminars in November.

    Honey Grading and Labeling: Saturday, November 9 from 1:00-3:00PM, Fee: $Free

    Do you know if your labels...
  11. Observation Hive Help/Opinions Needed

    It has been a couple years since I've ran an observation hive and I'm having a problem/concern with one I recently setup. It is a 12 deep frame vertical observation hive (2 frames wide, 6 frames...
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    Simplest stand you can buy is a restaurant dunnage can see hundreds of images of them on Google....they are made of welded aluminum tube, can hold over 1000lbs, come in different lengths,...
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    Re: Uses for non working chest freezer

    If you need a big de-crystallizing cabinet for honey you could convert it to that.
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    Re: Bucket feeder

    Typically that only happens when the feeder pail is empty for an extended period of time....
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    Re: hive autopsy photos

    Its hard to tell exactly what happened from the handful of appears the population was small...why that is could be for a variety of reasons some of which others have already mentioned....
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    May not be Hadley's list of companies anymore, but they still have a page header with an image of Brushy Mountain.44331
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    Re: Sweet Clover and Buckwheat

    All depends. Sweet clover is an every other year bloomer, so one year it will do well, the next you won't see it. An acre might push out 250-500lbs of honey in a terrific year. Buckwheat will also...
  18. Re: I did the Sugar Shake mite test and... Help!

    You could run a half dose of MAQs to knock the mites back followed by another half dose 7 days later if your up against temperature issues. The lower dose can knock the mites back and would be a...
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    Re: Whats wrong with this honey

    Give us some background details on this bottle, when extracted, how extracted, when bottled after extracting, is hard to tell whether it is air bubbles, wax particles, crystals, etc....
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    Re: Equipment For Making Bee packages

    Are you looking for bulk box cages for shaking bulk bees into prior to loading package cages or are you looking for package cages? There are many different approaches package producers use so often...
  21. Re: Holst Milk Test results -- Need experienced input ASAP please

    My understanding from discussions with one of our former bee inspectors has been that antibiotics will not prevent AFB from infecting non-infected hives, that it will only suppress it....once you...
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    Re: Is it true

    We use it just to feed bees. We harvest typically end of July, so we use the buckwheat to infill the dearth which hits late July, early August to hives keep going and for helping get hives up to...
  23. Re: Looking for some New Wood Frame assembly advice?

    We assemble thousands of frames a year with our own custom built frame assembly machines. The issue that could be happening in what you are seeing with ML frames is that they are running them through...
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    Re: Permanent Three Box Hive

    Hello Ian, I have been curious about AZ hives and I don't know of many on the Beesource forums that run them. I have followed the AZ Hivers facebook page for the last year plus and that might be a...
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    Re: Is it true

    We plant about 40-50 acres of buckwheat each year specifically for bee forage. While the bees forage in it heavily as we time the bloom to hit in our dearth period (end of July, beginning of August...
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